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Title Getting to graduation : the completion agenda in higher education / edited by Andrew P. Kelly & Mark Schneider
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (viii, 335 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. 1. The challenges -- pt. 2. The performance and potential of sub-baccalaureate programs -- pt. 3. The relationship between policy and completion -- pt. 4. The lessons from three states
Summary The United States, long considered to have the best higher education in the world, now ranks eleventh in the proportion of 25- to 34-year-olds with a college degree. As other countries have made dramatic gains in degree attainment, the U.S. has improved more slowly. In response, President Obama recently laid out a national "completion agenda" with the goal of making the U.S. the best-educated nation in the world by the year 2020. Getting to Graduation explores the reforms that we must pursue to recover a position of international leadership in higher education as well as the obstacles to those reforms. This new completion agenda puts increased pressure on institutions to promote student success and improve institutional productivity in a time of declining public revenue. In this volume, scholars of higher education and public policymakers describe promising directions for reform. They argue that it is essential to redefine postsecondary education and to consider a broader range of learning opportunities--beyond the research university and traditional bachelor degree programs--to include community colleges, occupational certificate programs, and apprenticeships. The authors also emphasize the need to rethink policies governing financial aid, remediation, and institutional funding to promote degree completion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- United States
Education and state -- United States
Educational change -- United States
Educational attainment -- United States
College graduates -- United States.
EDUCATION -- Higher.
College graduates.
Education and state.
Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives.
Educational attainment.
Educational change.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Kelly, Andrew P
Schneider, Mark, 1946-
LC no. 2012000019
ISBN 9781421406930